Dear Alumni & Friends,

Welcome to the fifth issue of our Alumni newsletter for The Rumson Country Day School - now named The Brownstone!  This issue is being sent to all alumni and members of the extended RCDS community. Please forward to others and have them inform RCDS of their email addresses if they did not receive this publication.

Any questions or suggestions regarding RCDS Alumni or community affairs, please contact Jessica Goski at or 732-842-0527, ext. 1142.

Alumni “POP QUIZ”

What is your most fondly remembered Rumson Country Day tradition?

a.     8th Grade Carnival
b.     Family-Style Lunch
c.     Moving-Up Ceremony
d.     Other

Click here to vote for your best memory!

Faculty Features

Tom Scott, Head of The History Department

As you begin your 31st year of teaching at RCDS, how many students have you seen graduate?

I have seen well over 1,000 students. I think RCDS has played a big part in the success of these kids and I hope that I may have had some small small part in it too. 

You have probably seen it all, but are there times that students genuinely surprised you?

I am always amazed at where these kids end up. The quiet, unassuming ones who go on to be a clerk for a Supreme Court Justice, or a published author, and even one who came back to RCDS to teach and who I have the honor of mentoring!

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"Life After RCDS" - Former Rumson Country Day Librarian,
Patti (Campo) Reynolds

When did you work at The Rumson Country Day School and what was your job?

I worked at RCDS for 14 years as the school librarian – my name at the time was Patti Campo.

What have you been doing since leaving RCDS?

I won’t give you my whole resume but I came down to Florida in 1995 after working at the NYU Medical School Library. I have been working at Sarasota Memorial Hospital since 2000 and am the current Director of the Bishopric Medical Library.

How is the rest of your family these days?

My older son, Ben CAMPO '82, is currently a lawyer at Douglas, McDaniel, Campo & Schools  in Westbrook, Maine.  He is married to Andrea with two daughters - Clarissa (13) and Daphne (9). 

My second son, Patrick CAMPO '85, is married and living in Cos Cob, Connecticut.  Patrick and his wife, Colleen, have six-year old twins named Grady and Summer.  He works for Titan Advisors , an asset management firm focused on hedge funds.

Have you kept in touch with RCDS over the years?

I had a nice long chat with Allison Isherwood last spring. It is nice to hear about all the news of RCDS. It was such an important part of our lives. Both of the boys keep in touch with friends from the school as well.

RCDS thanks Patti Reynolds for this update and hopes other former faculty members and parents of alumni will likewise reconnect and bring the school up-to-date on their family's happenings!

RCDS Events

8th Grade Carnival Welcomes Members from the Class of '88

On Friday, September 27, alumni from the RCDS Class of '88, including (L-R) Dana Lawson Pounds, Alissa Deakin-Nicholas, Jennifer Steiner Crowell, (Mr. Tom Scott), Stacy Eisenberg Lyle and Tara Moore visited during this year's 8th grade carnival. Click here to view photos from the event.


Homecoming 2014

On Saturday, September 28, RCDS celebrated with current and past families at our Homecoming and Family Field Day. Click here to view photos from the event.

Fall 2014

Check Out What's New on the
Alumni Blog

Visit to read about great things that are happening for fellow RCDS Alumni, to submit comments, or to share your own news.

Upcoming Events

  • Young Alumni Turkey Bowl – Class of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 - November 25, 2014
  • Alumni Open House & Brunch, Holiday Pageant Viewing - December 19, 2014
  • Regional Alumni & Friends Events (Exact dates: TBD) We are currently considering events in the following locations:
    • Florida (East Coast & West Coast) – February or March 2015
    • New York City – April or May 2015

If you are interested in hosting or helping organize an alumni event in your area, please contact Jessica at

Jane Trigere '63

Jane TRIGERE '63 conceived and
curated an exhibit entitled
"Chair Dreams...interpreted" that ran during September and October of this year. Thirty artists produced 48 artworks in varied media, all featuring chairs and spanning the gamut from decorative to political "and everything in-between."



WANTED:  Class Agents!

Class Agents/Reunion Chairs are vital to the success and life of our Alumni community.  We are looking for individuals to volunteer to:

  • Gather contact information for classmates
  • Share news with classmates about RCDS and pass along classmates' news back to the school
  • Forward event invitations and encourage attendance
  • Help organize your class' next milestone reunion year (i.e., 10th, 20th, 25th, 50th, etc.)

Contact Jessica Goski, Director of Alumni Relations at if you are interested in becoming a Class Agent/Reunion Chair.

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